OnDeck taps TCNJ grad as head of investor relations

OnDeck, an online lending platform for small businesses, announced Monday it has appointed Stephen Klimas its new head of investor relations.

He joins OnDeck from Avolon, a commercial aircraft leasing company, where he was managing director for finance and capital markets. He was previously with CIT Group for 20 years, including senior vice president for investor relations, chief financial officer of the transportation and international finance segment, and other management roles. He began his career in the treasury division of Beneficial Management Corp., now HSBC.

Klimas will report to Ken Brause, OnDeck’s chief financial officer.

“I am thrilled that Steve is joining OnDeck to lead our investor relations program,” Brause said. “Steve is an accomplished and energetic leader who brings extensive experience in dealing with complex financial matters and interacting with both equity and fixed income investors. I’m confident he will make an immediate and meaningful contribution to OnDeck.”

Klimas received his Bachelor of Science in business management and administration from the College of New Jersey, and a Masters of Business Management from LeHigh University.